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Department of Modern Languages

Dr. Claire Dehon

Dr. Claire Dehon

Professor of French

Eisenhower Hall 14
(785) 532-1929


Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1973


The Novel in French from Subsahara Africa.


The African novel in French

Selected Publications

  • book  Le roman en Cote d'Ivoire, une nouvelle griotique, New York: Peter Lang, 2014.
  • Le roman camerounais d'expression française. Second edition. Birmingham, AL: Summa, 2008. 
  • Le réalisme africain: Le roman francophone en Afrique Sub-Saharienne.  Paris: Harmattan, 2002.

  • Le roman camerounais d'expression française.  Birmingham, AL: Summa, 1989. 

  • Scholarly articles published in the U.S., Belgium, Canada, Holland, and Hungary. Among them "Fate in Mongo Beti's Novels" in Stephen Arnold, ed. Critical Perspectives on Mongo Beti (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1998); "Women in Black African Novels Written in French," NWSA Journal 8.1 (1996): 110-123; "Le roman en Afrique noire francophone," French Review 8.6 (1995): 947-954; "Les influences de la littérature traditionnelle sur le roman camerounais," Neohelicon 16.2 (1989): 9-38.

  • Assistant Editor French Review

Courses Taught

  • French 3-4
  • Elementary French Conversation 3A
  • French Conversation 4A
  • French Phonetics
  • Introduction to French Literature I
  • French Composition & Grammar
  • French Civilization
  • Readings in French
  • Advanced French Conversation
  • Romantic French Literature and Realist French Literature
  • Advanced Spoken and Written French
  • Francophone literature from Subsahara Africa